Hello!! A Happy Monday and a Happy Labor Day to all my American friends! While I am not celebrating a three-day weekend, I am celebrating the fact that we had an incredibly fun weekend here in Sao Paulo with Cooper. Sometimes it can be a challenge to find things to do with a language barrier and generally not being very familiar with all the events on in the city but we managed to find two very fun things to do this weekend.
Saturday we took a five minute walk to the Museu Casa de Brasileira for an outdoor festival and market. I love the museum’s restaurant because they have an amazing healthy buffet with great outdoor seating so I was excited to check out this event, which I heard would be fun for kids. We were not disappointed.
The area was set up outside with all of these stalls selling items and food.
But the best part was the play area they built for kids, which was actually quite ingenious. Cooper loved the balance beam.
And the tube piping was a hit even though he was a bit too small to actually crawl across the entire structure.
The maze of ribbons was less of a hit. He only wanted to climb on the outside rather than go in through the maze. To be fair, there were a lot of older kids and they seemed to be getting stuck so I’d say his judgment was pretty spot on!
But by far his favorite part of the whole day was the tree house! He loved climbing up the tree house steps and then running around inside with the other kids. They had these little slats that opened and closed and he got pretty excited to peek out at us before heading down the slide! Hours of fun on this one!
One of my favorite parts of the day was the band who played contemporary music but with the addition of a harpist and flutist. It was really a fun take!
Although I generally don’t love markets, I actually found a few cute things including a pineapple shirt for Cooper, some hot sauce and a tea towel for myself. The best part was that we were home in time for nap!!
Readers, how was your weekend? Are you a fan of markets or festivals?
Your day at the market looks like it was really fun! The ribbon maze, the food carts and the flower stall were very cool. What was really cool, however, was your little boy in his straight leg jeans playing and playing and looking so cute. Glad you had so much fun! I like festivals and fairs for the part that I like: walking through and getting a “walk by” with all the carts & stalls and stopping at the ones that really entice me!
I love that you guys still do so many fun things and travel now that your parents! I know a lot of people that resign to the idea that you can’t go anywhere or do anything with kiddos. I’m sure it requires a lot more planning and you’re more limited in what you can do, but there’s just so much to see & do in the world – both with kids or on your own 🙂